The Clark County Fire Department responded to a 3:24 a.m. call reporting a fire inside a business at Sahara and Lamb. The responding crews found smoke coming from multiple doors inside a strip mall, and debris made it difficult to enter.
Firefighters climbed to the top of the building, but found that the fire had spread to the roof, which eventually caused the roof to collapse.
After calling more crews to assist, firefighters managed to extinguish the fire at 4:44 a.m., and successfully prevented the fire from spreading from the telecommunications store it originated from to adjacent businesses.
“The fire had compromised the structure enough that the roof collapsed in on, and so we basically stayed in a defensive mode on this,” said Clark County Fire Department Battalion Chief Kenny Holding. “Everybody stayed outside until we were able to get the fire knocked down. There were no workers on the scene at the time.”
No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
Also today, the Clark County Fire Department responded to a report of a fire in a vacant house on Vegas Valley Drive, east of Maryland Parkway. Crews found smoke and flame coming from the single-story home, extinguished the fire in approximately 15 minutes. The fire is under investigation. There were no injuries reported. Damages have not been estimated.